I'm not usually a food snob, but when it comes to homemade ice cream I pretty much exclusively use a custard base that includes egg yolks. There's a creamy, thick, richness that the eggs add that makes any other homemade ice cream pale in comparison.
But! I gave a pure dairy-based homemade ice cream another try, and I think you all will really enjoy this one. It's simpler and more straightforward than the recipes that use egg yolks, and the resulting ice cream is still very creamy.
This honey vanilla ice cream is a basic recipe that's delicious on its own or paired with any of your favorite baked goods, like a warm brownie or a slice of cake. Because the honey is so sweet on its own, I decided not to add any additional sugar.
Even though this ice cream contains no eggs, you will need an ice cream maker. We use a basic Cuisinart ice cream machine that we've had for years, and it gets the job done just fine. They're inexpensive, too! Once you start experimenting with homemade ice cream, discover how easy it is, and realize that it's waaaay better than anything store bought, you'll get your money's worth and more.
Though we're all staying home and staying well right now, there's nothing wrong with holding onto some of the perks of the warmer season, and this homemade honey vanilla ice cream is an ideal way to do just that. Enjoy!Print
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